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Convocation

Today, I convocated.

There was the usual platitudes about ambition, life long learning and acknowledging the recession, and Dr. Suess quotes from "All the Places You'll Go".

However, two of my favorite graduation speeches were Conan O' Brien and J.K. Rowling. (I only embedded the first part of the speeches) These speeches really cheered me up last summer.


 

 

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tendrepoison
Jun. 5th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
Congrats!

Conan O'Brien is so witty.
starbucksweetie
Jun. 5th, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
catpuccino
Jun. 6th, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
Yay! :o)
At least you didn't have a speaker who droned on about:
a. His son (who cares?)
b. Depression in the law and how it's a growing problem (ummm... you do realise we're graduating from law right? Don't you want to encourage us???)

starbucksweetie
Jun. 6th, 2009 02:26 pm (UTC)
Haha. When the guy was talking about the recession and how Alberta (my province) is best to weather the recession, one of classmates behind me guffawed loudly :)
mastermaq
Jun. 7th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC)
Congrats :)
starbucksweetie
Jun. 7th, 2009 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
the_red_queen
Jun. 11th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!

And at least you got the platitudes! Our commencement speaker started about how his law school letter of rec was written by a California Supreme Court judge (who his father appointed, btw) but then devolved in this thing that kept referencing Montesquieu (or somebody, all I remember was that it was a political philosopher that I read as an undergrad).
starbucksweetie
Jun. 11th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
Haha. I also love your icon.
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